Monday, July 16, 2018

Crazy Boy Fun with Neva!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, Neva here to share a layout of recent events from our part of the world. 

A few sheets of the Far and Away collection was a great background for this fun two-page spread.  I had partials of a several patterns, and was able to create two copies, one for each of the Crazy Boys' albums. 

To create the background:
  • Each sheet is trimmed to 2" x 12" to start.
  • The patterned strips are laid on the white cardstock background and the photos are placed over the top to determine the length of each strip.
  • The strips are trimmed to between 9 3/4" and 11".
  • Each strip is inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea.
  • The strips and photos are adhered to the layout.
  • One of the sayings from Far and Away 500 Quotes and Phrases was absolutely spot-on for this layout and is trimmed to span the two pages before adhering below the photos.

I have this great die cut set that allows you to create skateboards and helmets among other things.
  • First I ran the white cardstock through a Xyron to make it easier to make stickers from the tiny pieces.
  • A few of the pieces are removed and placed on different recycled backing sheet to ink with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Baby Blue, Capri Blue, or Cool Gray.
  • Other pieces are left on the original sheet and are colored with a Fantastix and the PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

The helmet has 12 individual pieces, and the skate boards have 8 and 9 pieces!  Time consuming, but pretty cute when they are done!

To create the title:

  • White cardstock with Xyron adhesive backing is die cut.
  • When the surrounding paper is removed the ink will also cover the edges of the letters.
  • The letters are inked using an Ink Blusher with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Barn Board.  The color nicely balanced the sentiment across the bottom of the layout.

Close ups of the title.  I am a mother of boys, and those of you who also have sons will appreciate the journaling!
  • A length of hemp cord is threaded through the holes in the title letters and wound around the rest of the letters, then adhered with rolled glue dots at strategic points.  A perfect representation of the rope in the photos!
  • The bicycle is stamped in Cool Gray and is fussy cut.  When adhered the bicycles are grounded on the photo and journal block.
  • The journaling is printed on white cardstock and then edged with Barn Board before adhering to the layout.
My boys really enjoyed seeing this layout of their recent fun together.  I hope you enjoy creating your own layouts with bits and pieces of collections you have on hand!

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away Quotes and Phrases
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:  Baby Blue, Capri Blue, Cool Gray, Deep Sea and Barn Board

Other Products:
Sports 4" x 4" die set by Quickutz
Zelda Grand by Quickutz
BMX stamp set by Stamping Up
Hemp Cord #36 by Darice
Sticker adhesive by Xyron
Fantastix and Ink Blushers by Imagine Crafts

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your summer activities!
~ Neva

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Friday, July 13, 2018

July Club Q Inspiration with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, June here today hosting the blog!

Today I have four Red, White and Blue cards bursting with fun and created with July's Club Q Altered Project kit!

This kit is designed to make a cute wall hanging, but I decided to make cards instead. These cards are also very versatile. With the celebrate sentiment and great color scheme, you can use them for birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion you celebrate!

It was easy to make these cards as most of the pieces are pre-cut. All of the the pattern papers, chipboard stars, star frames, tags and brads come with the Club Q kit. I just added a white card base, silver thread, gold glitter paper and "celebrate" diecut.

All of the pattern papers were edged with Barn Board or Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks. For this card, I only added the card base, sentiment and gold confetti diecuts and "happy" stamp.  Everything else is included in the kit. Don't you just love that cute, little starred tag?

For this card I only added the card base, cat stamp and gold confetti. Even the wide tan ribbon is in the Club Q kit.

For this last card, I used the fun Club Q star tags and just added a card base, sentiment diecut and gold confetti.


Quick Quotes Products:
July Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Barn Board and Capri Blue

Other Products:
White, Black and Gold glitter cardstock
Celebrate and Confetti Diecuts by Quickutz
Small Word Stamps by Winnie and Walter
Cat Stamp by Gerda Steiner Designs
Silver Thread

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting,
 ~ June

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Winners and Secret Garden with Rebecca!

Challenge 88 "Graduation" Winners!

Random Draw $25 Gift Certificate Winner:


"Top 3 Challenge Winners"

They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!

Congratulations to the Winners!!!

Check out our new July "Red-White-Blue" challenge here!

Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.


Good day, everyone! It's Rebecca here today sharing a layout I made using paper from Secret Garden.

I found these two pictures of my son, Elijah, and his first tooth. Oh, how time goes by so fast! This chubby, cheeked little boy is now 14 and 6 feet tall!

"My First Tooth"

  • To begin, I grabbed a green cardstock for my base. 
  • Next, I layered my patterned paper in the center. 

  • I trimmed two pieces of the celery green patterned paper from the collection at 1.25 x 12 
  • I trimmed the green stripe from the striped patterned paper and included the white on both sides. 
  • Next, I trimmed the green stripe in half and glued one half to the bottom of the celery piece. Repeat, for the second green collection 

  • I gathered my embellishments: 
    • Teeth that were die cut and inked
    • Cardstock phrase trimmed and inked. 
  • I made my last embellishment using a SVG and cutting it using paper from Secret Garden 

  • I added a fishtail banner to the top and an arrow to the bottom of the layout. 
  • A little ric-rac was added to the arrow before the completed title. 
  • Add foam tape to title and attach.

Finally, the inked teeth and cardstock phrase were added.

Secret Garden Paper Pack is such a universal collection. It is a must have for any scrapbooker! No matter the event...Secret Garden can help you get it scrapped!

Oh, what fun it is to go back and remember days gone by! Isn't that why we all enjoy this hobby?

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Earth, Wind Fire 600
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Warm Grey and Light Moss

Other Products: 
SVG by Kate's Cuttables
Teeth by Cricut

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

First Job with Louise!

Greetings, Louise here to host the blog today!  I hope you are all enjoying your summer! I decided to play along with this month's challenge to use red, white, and blue. You can find all the details of the challenge here.

I am very proud that my teenage son is working this summer; he has 2 part-time jobs and earns his own spending money. Since one of his jobs has a red, white, and blue uniform, I decided to use these colors in a scrapbook layout about this milestone.  I didn't want to embarrass him by taking photos of him at work so I took these photos outside our house in his uniforms.
  • All of the papers on this page come from the Secret Garden Paper Pack. This collection has bright colors and features floral, chevron, and striped prints. Since this is a masculine page, I used the chevrons and stripes. 
  • The blue embellishments are from the Farmhouse collection.
  • The horizontal stripes were cut from the Secret Garden 103 paper and reassembled in the color combination that I wanted. I used the solid red from the reverse side of that paper for the top half of my page. 
  • I wanted to make sure my whites matched, so I die-cut the circle from middle of the Secret Garden 101 paper. I was still able to use the reverse side of the paper for the background (blue chevrons) such that the missing circle doesn't show. 
  • The title is die cut from the the blue section of the Secret Garden 105 paper. I fussy cut chevrons from the reverse side of this paper to create a design across the page.
  • To finish the page, I added pennants and stars cut from the scraps. 

The edges of all the papers are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea or Lipstick.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Farmhouse Strip
Farmhouse 500
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Deep Sea and Lipstick

Other Products:
Metal Dies by Spellbinders, Pink and Main and Quickutz
Star Punch by Creative Memories

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Flip Flap Card with Dorlene!

Hi! Dorlene here and I’m excited to show you an easy card I made.

This is called a "Flip Flap Card".

  • It starts with a 4 1/4 x 11 1/2 piece of cardstock. 
  • Then, score the cardstock at 1 7/8 and 7 3/8. 
  • The middle is your standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sized card so it fits in a regular A2 sized envelope.

I pulled out some blue and red pieces of patterned papers. I used a blue piece from the Far and Away collection and the red is from Sping Showers collection. I also used a sentiment from the Whistlin’ Dixie word sheet.

After cutting the papers to size but before adhering the pieces to the card base, I inked the blue paper in Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Ink and the red patterned paper in Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

This card was an easy one. Once the patterned papers were adhered, I inked the cut out sentiment in Lipstick Powerpuff Chalk Ink and adhered the top portion to the top flap with 3D foam adhesive.

I stamped a "Congratulations" sentiment in the interior and added white sequins around the card and it is done.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Spring Showers Paper Pack
Whistlin’ Dixie 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea and Lipstick

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
~ Dorlene

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday Challenge 89

Hello, Alicia here today to say happy July!  I am your host for the new July Challenge: Use Red, White and Blue. Please stop on back this weekend for the winner's of June's challenge!

You can find all of these colors in the new Secret Garden Paper Pack. It is perfect for summer with it's vibrant hues and lush floral prints. I picked the blue arrow print (Secret Garden 105) to use for the patriotic cards I made.

Here I used the same stamp three times, once in Barn Board and twice in Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Inks to create the background. I stacked star die cuts as a border. I popped up the detailed flag die cut.

I cut the flag twice, once in red and once in blue.  Here's a hint, I didn't cut the entire flag in blue.  I used a scrap just large enough to cover the area needed.  Next, I placed a white piece of paper behind the cut and trimmed along the edges.  I used a white gel pen to add the stars on the field of blue. Of course, I inked all the edges for a nice distressed look.

My second card uses electronic die cuts. On Lady Liberty, I cut one layer in white and used Powderpuff chalking inks to color the torch and base in appropriate colors. I inked just the torch area in Desert Sun and her base in Cool Gray.

I layered the die cuts on top of a sheer blue ribbon.  I placed star die cuts randomly in the remaining area of the card.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack (101, 103 and 105)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep SeaCool GrayBarn Board, and Desert Sun
Other Products:
Electronic Die Cuts: Cricut Creative Memories Traveler and Close to My Heart Artbooking
Manual Die Cuts: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Old Glory and Mini Old Glory
Stamps: Tim Holtz Americana Blueprint sketch
Pen: White Gel
White Card Stock

Thank you for stopping by today, check the rules to play along with Quick Quotes this month!  I can't wait to see your creations!

~ Alicia


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Red, White and Blue!"
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes the theme of Red, White and Blue - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 7/25.

  • Random Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store!
  • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • The Linky Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fireworks Fun with Neva!

Quick Quotes manufactures a number of wonderful patterned papers that can be mixed and matched to create a seasonal layout such as this one for Fourth of July. 

Neva here today to share with you a clean and simple design that combines several different collections to create a Red, White, and Blue layout highlighting our fun with fireworks.

Since the color of the fireworks in my photos were deep red I choose to go with Earth Wind Fire collection to pick up the red.  For the blues I selected Far and Away and Secret Garden patterns.  (A little secret here, I often make doubles of layouts, one for each of my boy's albums, so I plan ahead with what paper I have on hand to ensure I can complete both layouts!)
  • Earth Wind Fire 108 is trimmed into two sections, 7" x 12" and 5" X 12". The wider section is on the left.  The edges are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Barn Board.
  • Secret Gardens 105 first trimmed to 6" x 12".   Then trimmed to 7" x 6" for the left, and 5" x 6" for the right.
  • Earth Wind Fire 105 is first trimmed to 3" x 12".   Then trimmed to 7" x 3" for the left, and 5' x 3" for the left. 
  • Three sections of Far and Away 104 are trimmed to 1/2" x 12" then into 5" sections and 7" sections.  The edges are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea.  The edges of the other papers are hidden so they don't need to be inked.
  • The papers are adhered to white cardstock.
  • You may notice that the most of the seams between Earth Wind Fire center section and the other papers are covered by the photos.  This is helpful if the papers don't quite line up perfectly.  Looks like a design decision right?
  • The title is die cut from white cardstock, at first I planned to change the color with ink.  I decided that the white title was great against the red background, so white it is.
  • The journal block is created on the computer and printed on white cardstock.  The edges are inked in Barn Board.

A few of the close up of the simple embellishments created from Earth Wind Fire 500 and 600, and Farmhouse 500.  Appropriate sentiments for a family gathering on the Fourth of July.  The edges are inked in Barn Board for the red embellishments and Deep Sea for the blue embellishments.

I hope that your family had a wonderful Fourth of July and you have some fun photos to scrap with some great selections from Quick Quotes.  Besides the papers shown here, there are some amazing page kits for the July Club Q.  Go check them out and have fun creating memories!

Quick Quotes Products:
Earth Wind Fire: 105, 108, 500 and 600
Farmhouse 500
Far and Away 104
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Deep Sea and Barn Board

Other Products:
Etched Alphabet by Spellbinders

Thanks for stopping by! 
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July Club Q Inspiration with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, June here today hosting the blog!

Happy 4th of July! Today's page is bursting with the red, white and blue colors of our NEW July Club Q kit!

For a different idea, this page was created from the Small Altered Project July Club Q kit. As most of the pieces are pre-cut, this layout came together quickly! The only things added were Thickers and navy and white cardstock.

I love the cute Club Q starred frames. They were prefect for little photos of my friend and I goofing around trying on a few fun hats in the gift shop.

All of the papers were edged with Barn Board or Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks. The decorative white borders were created from white cardstock and a border punch.

The wide tan ribbon and fabulous buttons add get texture to the layout and are included in the kit! I also added zigzag machine stitching.


Quick Quotes Products:
July Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Barn Board and Capri Blue

Other Products:
Navy and White cardstock
Border Punch by Martha Stewart

Enjoy this wonderful day of freedom and fireworks!
~ June
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

4th of July Inspiration with Rebecca!

Hello, everyone from hot and sunny, Indiana! It's Rebecca here today.

This time of year is so busy with cook outs and bar-b-ques. I like to have a little card for the host of the party attached to my side dish when I attend cook outs. I love Quick Quotes paper, as it fits every event! Here is a couple of Fourth of July cards I made using Secret Garden.

"Celebrating the 4th of July"


  • I cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces of red, white and blue paper from sheets from the Secret Garden Paper
  • I cut 1/4" strips out of the white and a 2 1/4 by 3 inch piece from the blue.
  • Attach the white strips to the red paper and trim off the edges

  • Punch 13 stars from the white paper
  • Dab ink on the stars
  • Glue stars in a circular fashion on the square of blue paper
  • Attach foam tape to the back
  • Adhere it to the top left corner


  • Punch large and small stars out of scraps of red and blue leftover from the previous card
  • Ink the edges of the stars
  • Ink the red background
  • Stamp the stars and the circles with Barn Board and Deep Sea ink
  • Attach large and small stars with adhesive

  • Take sentiment stamp and ink the top half with Barn Board and the lower part with Deep Sea
  • Stamp sentiment at an angle on the card
  • Attach to the card base
  • I added Pearl Pen in yellow for added dimension and embellishment
How cute will these be for my host or hostess as I hand them my side dish?
Ombre stamping is so easy to do using PowderPuff Chalk Inks. I hope I have inspired you to try it out.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Amaretto, Lipstick and Deep Sea

Other Products:
Star punches by Stampin Up
Stamps by Lawn Fawn
Pearl Pen
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
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